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Christians defending the fatherless

It’s hard to imagine a more precarious existence than that of a newborn child in the Roman Empire. Infant mortality rates were so high that parents avoided becoming attached to their children until it became clear that they would survive …

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Remembering the Holocaust after the survivors are gone

As aging Holocaust survivors gathered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to celebrate its 20th anniversary last year, a question hung in the air: How will the world remember the Holocaust — the Nazis’ systematic murder of 6 million Jews — …

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Negotiations with Boko Haram a farce, says Nigerian priest

NAIROBI, Kenya — While the Nigerian government negotiates with the Islamic militant group Boko Haram for the release of 200 abducted schoolgirls, some church leaders in the country’s conflict-ridden north are expressing doubts about any impending resolution. Nearly two weeks …

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Houston mayor withdraws pastors’ subpoenas

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HOUSTON—The mayor of Houston on Wednesday (Oct. 29) that the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors have been withdrawn. The word “subpoenas” grabbed national attention after it became known that five Houston ministers were being subpoenaed for sermons and other …

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Survey: heaven, hell & a bit of heresy

Most Americans believe in heaven, hell and a few old-fashioned heresies. Those are among the findings of a new study of American views about Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Americans also disagree about mixing religion and politics and about …

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Fear not: He has overcome the world…and the news

On a recent broadcast, Shepard Smith of Fox News took to task what he called the “hysterical voices” that are spreading fear and panic over Ebola in the United States. After telling viewers that “You should have no concerns about …

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